Friday, November 21, 2014

House Tour Blog Hop

Mande over at Sweet Home Alabama has nominated me to share a quick peek into our home for a House Tour Blog Hop. I'm embarrassingly late and this was supposed to be posted over a month ago. But,  our house was undergoing a bit of a face lift and every piece of furniture from every single bedroom was piled into our living rooms and kitchen and I wasn't about to share what that looked like.  Anywhooo, you know I love me a House Tour and I'm excited to share our fall decorations! {Confession: Fall is down, and Christmas is up in full force at our house. Nope, no respect for the turkey what so ever. We've been keeping the blinds closed so our neighbors can't catch a glimpse of all the twinkle lights in the house...}


This time of year our house smells amazing. We've got pumpkin candles burning in every room of the house and warm spicy smells coming from each Scentsy warmer. Now that it's finally starting to cool off I'm ready to get my crock pot cookin' and those smells are even better.

This is the view when you walk in through the front door. Our cozy little living/dining room.

I love this bar cabinet that I refinished last year. It's so much fun to keep decorated for every season and I always try to have my chalkboard sign say something cute and festive.

Our kitchen had a major makeover this year. We replaced our very fancy blue counters with granite and tiled the backslash ourselves. I'm planning to reface all of the cabinets next summer and we will be replacing all of the floors {adios blue laminate!} throughout the house with wood by this time next year. We are trying to stretch each of these expensive projects over time.

Our bedroom also had a makeover this summer and I love the colors we chose. It's very different from the warm bold colors we have in the rest of the house but it feels so relaxing and comfy.

Clearly it was really important to Teddy that he be featured in this post.

This is the courtyard off of our room. Nick's mom decorated it for us for a housewarming gift when we first moved in. {I told you, she's a walking Pinterest board}It is such a perfect little space. Sometimes in the summer we turn on the fountain and eat dinner out here. Like our own private little restaurant patio.

To the left is our master bathroom which is also on the list for a makeover sometime next year. New floors, new paint, counters, remove all the crazy mirrors, and new fixtures. I can't wait until it's all done.

We spend 90% of our time in the family room. It flows into the kitchen so anytime we have people over for dinner or anything else,  everyone ends up in these two rooms.

The first bedroom off of the family room we have turned into a gym and will double as my home office after maternity leave is over. Nothing exciting to see there.

Our guest bedroom, {also known as my personal clean laundry dump} is one of our favorite rooms. I think Nick wishes we lived in this room instead of the master. The colors are so cheerful and bright. I had some prints made from our anniversary trip and hot air balloon ride last year and hung them on the wall in here. I love how this room turned out. The guest bathroom is nothing exiting to look at. We'll just leave it out. Okay? Okay.

Down the hall is G's little room. All we have to do now is the fun part... decorate! It's the smallest in the house and I was a little anxious about how everything was going to fit in here.  But it came together beautifully! Stay tuned for a nursery post once it's all done.

Our backyard is home to Nick's garden and monster tomato plants. We love our fire pit and use it all the time. We got it for a housewarming present from a family friend and love it so much. Eventually we will be pulling out all of the concrete and replacing it with more lawn and better landscape.

We've already winterized the patio furniture. All the fun pillows and pads are stored in the garage for the winter.

Make sure you go back to Mande's post to see her seriously beautiful home too!


  1. Your house is adorable!!!! You did such a cute job decorating it!!
    Chelsea @

  2. LOVE getting this house tour of your beautiful home! We totally did the same thing tackling a project or two at a time for all of the four years we were in our first house. Love the changes you are making and the sneak peek of the baby room is precious! Can't wait to see the full reveal. Thanks for participating!

    1. Thanks love!! Sorry it took so long!
      I am SO excited to share the nursery. Can't wait!



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